I live in Costa Rica. It never snows here, but we do have several volcanoes. Having a volcano in your backyard can sometimes be exciting especially when they say HELLO. The video below is from TODAY – June 28, 2021.
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The Robots are Coming!
The robots are coming! No wait…they are already here. The true state of robots has advanced more than most people understand. Private industry has moved upward and onward with robots at the speed of a rocket. The possibility of your job going away is now a reality. Many people will lose their jobs, and because of AI, even lawyers are becoming a vanishing breed.
I have spoken with people who even in the face of overwhelming evidence dismiss AI and robotics as science fiction. MARK MY WORDS. Robots are taking over, and will eventually be the dominant “life” force on the planet. That is a given. The only question is when? With the advancements happening in the private sector outside the political process, it is advancing rapidly. No congressional committees or partisan (politically correct) debate to slow it down. In the political arena, the debate is now about a guaranteed basic income for the army of soon-to-be unemployed people. The battle cry now becomes… “Take a human to lunch!”
Maybe like me, you are encouraged by the possibility that robots will assist us. However, there is another alternative. Elon Musk and other lesser-known AI scientists are predicting a less brilliant future. There is a fear that if the young people of today are opting to NOT have children and raise a family to replace the aging population so ensure there will always be young people to attend old people. My personal feeling is that by 2050 our hospitals will be staffed with 90% enhanced Artificially Intelligent robots. They are already assisting in some areas including the discovery of cancer and other illnesses that are hard to detect in the early stages. In 2050 your nurse will attend to you 24/7. She will probably look and act just like a human nurse.
Is the future a positive one or more sinister? What say you?
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I can think of several reasons why I would not use Amazon Alexa. The majority of them relate to security and privacy. However, if you want to get Amazon’s Alexa, feel free do so, but watch this first.
In fairness, Alexa does some useful things. Click: This is what Amazon wants you to know.
I present… you decide.
Coronavirus Web Cam Update
During the current virus pandemic, most of us are forced to do our traveling via TV and the Internet. Web Cams are a great way to make our Escape.
One of my first posts was about Web Cams. Back then there were not that many offerings, but some of them were really interesting. Now there are thousands of Web Cams, and they are not just interesting, but many are in high definition. The clarity is so good that it is almost like being there.
In my original post I mentioned that many of them are focused on interesting subjects like wild life in the Jungle, or watching baby eagles hatch–a wide spectrum of live, and prerecorded events on just about every subject imaginable. To even begin to catalog all the web links would take hours of searching and recording. What was once a thousand or less offerings is now several thousand, and is increasing every day. However, while I was searching for some live cameras, I found a great link that has done much of the heavy lifting for us. It is called EarthCam, and in addition to having already cataloged thousands of interesting cameras, EarthCam actually hosts the cameras. I spent over an hour just looking at all of the live video from around the world. So many places, and so little time. Below, are are some links just to get you started.
If you have a favorite Web Cam, send me the link. I will share it with everyone that comes to my website.
I leave you with a word of caution. If you search the web using the term “webcam,” you will likely encounter some pornographic websites, so keep that in mind. Sadly, the word “webcam” has been hijacked.